By: Garden Gate staff
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Once most plants, such as these peas, are ready to pick, you will need to check them every day or so. Keep them picked and they’ll continue to produce longer.
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Spread them out
Remove some seedlings of plants, such as lettuce and carrots, so they have enough room to grow to maturity — a technique called “thinning.” Doing this reduces the competition for nutrients and water. With better air circulation, you’ll reduce the likelihood of diseases, too.
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Use straw or grass clippings (or whatever is plentiful where you live) to cover the paths. This will keep weeds down, reduce soil compaction and create a tidy appearance and clean area for you to walk through your garden.